The Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) is proud to announce the creation of the Astoria Waterfront Arts District (AWAD). We have advocated for the creation of the district since 2018, and appreciate the support we are receiving. The District has been honored with a Proclamation on the Congressional Record initiated by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney published December 2022.
Our waterfront is a hidden asset, though easily accessible to all New Yorkers and visitors via the Astoria Ferry landing. It is anchored by 3 cultural Institutions: the Welling Court Mural project, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Noguchi Museum. Furthermore, a multi-million dollar restoration effort has revitalized Hallets Cove, enhancing its ecological resilience while allowing for greater access for relaxing, fishing, and boating activities.